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How will aging affect sexual health?

How will aging affect sexual health?

Doesn't have to: Sexual health can be affected by many factors, and aging is only one. Medications can decrease libido as can stress, fatigue, and illness. Good communication and taking the time to nourish the relationship with your partner maintains sexual health. If you have concerns and more questions, it is helpful to speak to your physician and /or a mental health counselor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more


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How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

Optimize health by:-: Regular physical exercise or Yoga 4 - 5 times/week. Don't smoke or indulge in recreational drugs. Healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables & grain without excessive calories, protein, fat or salt. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting over-tired as well as too much stress. Avoid being a "workaholic" & take vacations. ...Read more

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What happens during sexual health checks?

What happens during sexual health checks?

Depends: It depends on the doctor. There may be questions about your medical history and social history, a physical exam of the heart, lungs, abdomen, maybe the whole body. A genital exam will probably be included. For women, there may be a speculum exam to look into the vagina, swab vagina and cervix for a Pap smear, and check for infection. The doctor may also internally feel pelvic muscles, ovaries, and uterus. Sometimes, there's also a rectal exam to feel inside the anus and rectum. ...Read more

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What disorders always affect sexual health?

What disorders always affect sexual health?

Many...: --- poor lifestyle with overindulgence and obsession is the number one, with diabetes, iatrogenic disorders from drugs notably those for depression, diseases of nerve system, obesity, long-term use of opiate-related pain medication, etc. To follow. More on male sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html. More? Contact me.... ...Read more

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How I can improve my sexual health? Thanks

How I can improve my sexual health? Thanks

Sexual health: Sexual health requires good hygiene and the practice of safe sex in moderation. One must also be psychologically healthy and stable in his or her attitude regarding sexual matters. ...Read more

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What happens in a full sexual health check?

Several things!: In a female, a sexual history and a history of the menstrual cycle. Examination of the external and internal genitalia. A pap smear every few years as dictated by age and sexual activity. Palpation of ovaries. Blood tests as indicated. ...Read more

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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Here are some. ..: In order, there are interest to have sex (libido), sexual arousal, orgasm, and painful intercourse, ... But libido is not necessarily hormonal-related, yet more interpersonally related - relationship. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Mainly: A well balanced diet that's low in carbs, sugars, and salt.

That's a heart healthy diet as well.

You want to prevent hypertension and diabetes which are possibly the earliest causes of erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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Why is it important to have your sexual health checked frequently?

Why is it important to have your sexual health checked frequently?

Not necessary if...: Since many STI-infected are free of their related symptoms & one with multiple sexual partners are prone to be in the high-risk category of catching STD, it is unnecessary to be checked for STD if being asymptomatic in monogamy. But, it is always good for general health & sex life to practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. More? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html ...Read more

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My sexual health is down day by day. What can I do for better health?

My sexual health is down day by day. What can I do for better health?

Could be...: Could be physical or mental, and I am assuming because you are male, you mean libido. Start with your primary care physician. Tests may be in order. Therapy may be needed as well. Sexual interest is quite complex! Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello dr. I am 29yer. Old man. I want to improve my sexual health, what can I do for it?

Listen to partner: If you really care about your partner and listen ;sex will be amazing. ...Read more

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When it comes to sexual health, what exactly is consent and what does it mean to consent?

Different things: Sexual health is part of general health. Consent generally refers to a person's free agreement to have sex. Generally it is that the woman agrees to, wants to, have sex with the person proposing to have sex. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health site?

Teen sexual health site?

Iwannaknow: Iwannaknow. Com separates fact from myth and is a good resource for teens. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health problems.?

Teen sexual health problems.?

Question?: If you are asking whether teens may have problems with their sexual health, the answer is yes. Seek help. ...Read more

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What consists a sexual health screaning?

What consists a sexual health screaning?

See answer: In general, a sexual health screening consists first of being asked questions about your health, sexual history and practices and then followed by an appropriate physical exam with attention to the genital areas and including a pelvic exam in women. Based on history and exam, appropriate std testing will be done (blood tests, pap smear, fluid cultures). ...Read more

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Do spinal ijections affect sexual health?

Probably not: The injection probably does not however the reason for taking the injections ie herniated disc may interfere with intrecourse by causing pain. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Here are some...: The red-producing Lycopene of tomatoes has been studied and suggested to have some benefit to prostate health but not in a conclusive mode. As to sexual health, it is even more uncertain. To know more on general & sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to live a realistic happy life ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want lots of sexual health advice?

What do you advise if I want lots of sexual health advice?

Therapy or...: For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

Good news & bad: The good news is that there are no more worries about unintended pregnancy. The bad news is the declining hormone production that can cause vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse as well as a decrease in sexual desire if untreated. ...Read more

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Could 4 years of prostatitis have affected my sexual health?

Possibly: After 4 years of having prostatitis, it has now become chronic prostatitis. This is much more difficult to treat due to the chronicity of the problem. Due to pain, discomfort, pressure, etc., from the chroinic prostatitis, sexual health can definitely be affected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more

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Is too much of masturbating for more than 6yrs cause any problem in my sexual health. I'm 23yrs old men.

No.: There is no direct effect of masturbation on health. And there is no upper limit on age. One may generally masturbate without limit. ...Read more

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Is it sexual health important to conceive a baby boy?

Is it sexual health important to conceive a baby boy?

Please Clarify: What? What do you mean specifically by "Sexual Health"? One cannot choose which gender their baby will be. 50% of the sperm will make a boy baby and 50% of the sperm will make a girl baby. ...Read more

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Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults?

Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults?

Positively, yes: If you are eating oats, which lowers cholesterol and provides good fiber, then you will have overall better general health. Better general health translates into more energy and interest in sexual activity. ...Read more

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When should you start teaching a teenager about sexual health?

The right answer is: ...whenever they're ready! That's a cop-out, to be sure, but it really depends on the young person, where they are mentally, physically, emotionally, where their peers are, and more. We try to gauge sexuality education readiness through a longitudinal relationship built on trust and non-judgment. That said, earlier is better--if you think they might be ready soon, they probably already are! ...Read more

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Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Abstinence is taught: Unfortunately that is often ineffective since our sex drive is one of the most powerful forces in our existence. When teens act on the drive they often have the least information and this often leads health problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some sexual health and sexual addiction questions?

What to do if I have some sexual health and sexual addiction questions?

Ask gynecologist: Or your primary care or family physician. They may want to refer you to a mental health specialist who deals in sexual addiction or paraphilias, and there are treatment programs specifically for those. ...Read more